Kansas nursing home fined for abuse of residents

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas nursing home has been fined more than $185,000 by federal authorities amid allegations that residents were suffering from neglect and abuse.

The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/1oSMFov ) reports Victoria Falls Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation also is being fined an additional $1,000 per day until the facility is back in compliance.

The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services informed the Andover nursing home of abuse allegations on March 26 after an inspector interviewed 27 of the facility’s 63 residents. That inspection showed one resident suffered verbal and physical abuse from four staff members, and another was being abused by a fellow resident.

The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid fined the nursing home $8,200 a day from March 26 to April 13 and $1,000 a day after that.

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